I was going to try and get away with not writing this report. After all, it was generally a touring holiday, taking in a lot of French cities and areas that are renowned for their history and architecture. We had an amazing time- France is really quite beautiful, French architecture is stunning- quite different to any style we have in England. And of course it has those wonderful regions, the Champagne region, the Bordeaux region, the Burgundy region- all with their own uniqueness and their own regional produce (usually of the liquid kind…)
We travelled by Eurostar. This is the train system that actually runs under the English channel sea and connects England with France and Belgium. The car train takes just 30 minutes to get to Calais in France. It is a wonderful piece of British and French engineering, very well run, very organised and very professional. It costs far more than crossing the ocean by ferry, but the speed and organisation makes it worth the extra cost.
For those (like me) who cannot imagine what this looks like, here are some photos of us when we were boarding and boarded. When we were about to take our first trip a few years ago, a friend of mine said you can see fishes swimming past the window- shamefully, I confess, I believed her…doh!!:redface::redface::redface: